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Title XXX DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Chapter 454

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  454.1689.  Initiation by governmental entity of support proceeding under convention. — (a)  In a support proceeding under this Article, sections 454.1680 to 454.1716, the family support division of this state shall:

  (1)  transmit and receive applications; and

  (2)  initiate or facilitate the institution of a proceeding regarding an application in a tribunal of this state.

  (b)  The following support proceedings are available to an obligee under the Convention:

  (1)  recognition or recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order;

  (2)  enforcement of a support order issued or recognized in this state;

  (3)  establishment of a support order if there is no existing order, including, if necessary, determination of parentage of a child;

  (4)  establishment of a support order if recognition of a foreign support order is refused under section 454.1701(b)(2), (4), or (9);

  (5)  modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state; and

  (6)  modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.

  (c)  The following support proceedings are available under the Convention to an obligor against which there is an existing support order:

  (1)  recognition of an order suspending or limiting enforcement of an existing support order of a tribunal of this state;

  (2)  modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state; and

  (3)  modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.

  (d)  A tribunal of this state may not require security, bond, or deposit, however described, to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses in proceedings under the Convention.

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(L. 2011 H.B. 260)

Effective 6-15-16, see § 454.1728


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